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Recovery, Chronic Fatigue and Depression (Part II)


Healthy diet I have diabetes mellitus, type 2, and am overweight. My glucose was too high so I worked with a dietician to get on a proper healthy diet. For people with diabetes, the hemoglobin A1C test results should be … Continue reading

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The Enduring Damage (Part II)


To my doctor’s partner: When I take medicine, the first thing that happens is major fatigue.  I usually don’t notice the increase in fatigue; I am, after all, chronically tired and not a wimp.  I keep pushing myself forward to … Continue reading

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The Enduring Damage (Part I)


A letter to my doctor’s partner: Dear Doctor, I need you to understand. In 1974 my fiancé, a fighter pilot in the Marine Corps, died when his plane crashed and parachute didn’t open.  Thereafter, during the perfectly normal depressive phase … Continue reading

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Pain and Depression


I read somewhere that the neurochemical pathways for pain and for depression are almost identical.  What I saw on inpatient psychiatry were a lot of patients suffering both from chronic pain and from depression.  The two seem to go together. … Continue reading

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Beyond Recovery: Stage Five


Hello, My name is Dustin and I live in Michigan. When I was seventeen years old my mother put me in a psychiatric hospital called Forest View. The abuse I felt violated me to the core! I felt like I … Continue reading

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Moving On


The damage done by psychiatric medications has now taken such a toll that I no longer am able to maintain two blogs.  Henceforth, all my posts will be to my other blog, “Notes in Passing,” at http://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com .  Please follow … Continue reading

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The Mind without the Spirit


(I have no idea why this won’t post in 12-pt. font.  Sorry ’bout that.  I don’t mean to yell at you; maybe God does.) In Dr. Andrew Weil’s 7-page paper, “We Have Happy Pills, Anxiety Drugs, and Therapists Galore: So … Continue reading

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